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Patrick Joseph Barden

Rank: Lance-Corporal
Townland: Kilmore
Town/Village: Killashee
Civil Parish: Clonguish
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Kilmore Upper, Clondra, Co. Longford (1901) / 61 Mill Street, Belfast.
Census 1901: Resident at Kilmore
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 6th Battalion
Regiment Number: 4660
Date of Death: 19-02-1917
Cause: Killed in action
Memorial: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Patrick was born in Kilmore on the 24 April 1882. He was one of at least 5 children including Maria, John, Thomas and Elizabeth.

Prior to the war he was serving as a policeman. Patrick enlisted in August 1915 in Belfast. In 1916 he was promoted to the rank of Lance-Corporal, at which he remained until his death, likely as part of an operation against enemy trenches near east of Ypres. He was one of eight members of the Connaught Rangers to have died that day. 

Parents Names: Son of Thomas Barden and Elizabeth/Eliza (née Joyce), Killashee, Co. Longford.
Notes: Patrick's sister Mrs. Elizabeth Judge was his beneficiary. His other sister Maria became a Farrell on her marriage, and lived in Ballymahon. At the time of his death, his brother Thomas was living at Kilmore; the other brother, John, was residing in New South Wales, Australia.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of birth; link to calendar of wills

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